The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
England / West Midlands
Rank 110 124 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 11 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.12% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.82% 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £463 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
605 667 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.61% 25.64% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 409 328
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 14
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Gherkin as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Gherkin across the West Midlands region.

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 7 £469 -
Birmingham - 1 £350 -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (78.26%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (73.91%) Cucumber
4 15 (65.22%) Selenium
5 13 (56.52%) Scrum
6 12 (52.17%) Java
6 12 (52.17%) Automated Testing
7 10 (43.48%) BDD
7 10 (43.48%) Node.js
7 10 (43.48%) Jenkins
8 9 (39.13%) Ruby
8 9 (39.13%) Groovy
9 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
9 8 (34.78%) GitHub
9 8 (34.78%) Scala
10 7 (30.43%) C#
10 7 (30.43%) Python
10 7 (30.43%) HTTP
10 7 (30.43%) Kanban
10 7 (30.43%) Security Testing
11 6 (26.09%) jQuery
11 6 (26.09%) Haskell
11 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
11 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
11 6 (26.09%) Google
11 6 (26.09%) Ubuntu
11 6 (26.09%) Google Analytics
11 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
11 6 (26.09%) SSL
11 6 (26.09%) IntelliJ

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) nginx
1 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.70%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) GitHub
2 6 (26.09%) Google Analytics
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) HTTP
2 6 (26.09%) SSL
2 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MongoDB
1 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Cucumber
2 15 (65.22%) Selenium
3 10 (43.48%) Jenkins
4 6 (26.09%) Ant
4 6 (26.09%) Gatling
4 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
4 6 (26.09%) Grunt
4 6 (26.09%) gulp
4 6 (26.09%) IntelliJ
4 6 (26.09%) Karma Test Runner
4 6 (26.09%) Sublime Text
5 5 (21.74%) JIRA
6 4 (17.39%) Hudson
6 4 (17.39%) PhantomJS
6 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
6 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
6 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
7 1 (4.35%) eggPlant
7 1 (4.35%) NUnit
7 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
1 7 (30.43%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Scala Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) CRM Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Tester
5 3 (13.04%) QA Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Developer in Test
7 1 (4.35%) Java Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) Node.js
2 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
2 6 (26.09%) jQuery
2 6 (26.09%) Servlets
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) JSON
3 3 (13.04%) REST
3 3 (13.04%) XML
4 2 (8.70%) HTML
4 2 (8.70%) RESTful
5 1 (4.35%) .NET
5 1 (4.35%) DOM
5 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
1 6 (26.09%) Ubuntu
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (78.26%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (56.52%) Scrum
4 12 (52.17%) Automated Testing
5 10 (43.48%) BDD
6 7 (30.43%) Kanban
6 7 (30.43%) Security Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Analytics
7 6 (26.09%) DevOps
7 6 (26.09%) Open Source
7 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
8 5 (21.74%) CRM
8 5 (21.74%) Data Migration
8 5 (21.74%) Migration
8 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
8 5 (21.74%) System Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
8 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
8 5 (21.74%) User Stories
9 4 (17.39%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) Groovy
2 9 (39.13%) Ruby
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 8 (34.78%) Scala
4 7 (30.43%) C#
4 7 (30.43%) Python
5 6 (26.09%) Haskell
5 6 (26.09%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
1 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Grafana
1 6 (26.09%) Kibana
2 2 (8.70%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Google
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Atlassian